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Iain O'Brien

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Full Name: Iain Edward O'Brien
Born: July 10 1976 , Wellington
County: Middlesex
Other teams: New Zealand, Wellington, Leicestershire
Test debut: New Zealand v Australia, Christchurch, March 10-13 2005
ODI debut: New Zealand v England, Napier, February 20 2008
T20 debut: Australia v New Zealand, Sydney, February 15 2009
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium-fast


O’Brien is a reliable, if unspectacular, seam bowler who hails from Wellington - his state side. He was drafted into an injury-hit New Zealand team in 2005 for two Tests against Australia, but was discarded after making little impact. Consistent performances in the state championship - he was top wicket-taker in 2006/07 - kept him in the selectors’ minds and he earned a Test recall on the 2007 tour of South Africa, as a late replacement for the injured Kyle Mills. His one-day debut came in the memorable 340-a-side tie at home to England in 2008, although his six overs cost almost 10 run...

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